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I wonder about the technology used by the multitouch and the pens and brushes that are sold. Is this really high technology or can we build a pen for ipad ourself ?

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See a weird South Korean solution in this other thread: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/3394/… –  GEdgar Dec 3 '11 at 17:50
    
Also check Instructables! –  koiyu Dec 10 '11 at 12:27

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Well, http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/05/diy-ipad-stylus-actually-extremely-easy-to-make/ looks interesting.

It seems that the ipad screen reacts to conductive surfaces, so if you can make one of those your point on a stylus, you're set.

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Here's a Walt MossPuppet video on making on a stylus out of a protein bar wrapper:

http://mosspuppet.com/2010/09/20/video-how-to-make-an-ipad-stylus-with-a-protein-bar-wrapper/

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